Wilson's Tales


Wilson’s Tales first appeared as occasional “fill ins” in The Berwick Advertiser in the early 1830s, penned by its editor, Tweedmouth resident John Mackay Wilson. They were well-received and this encouraged him to start publishing them in his own standalone weekly publication Wilsons Tales of the Borders from November 1834. They became a publishing sensation with runaway demand and the original series ran to 312 editions over six years Reprints and compendium editions became a global success and they were seldom out of print over the century that followed.

The Wilson’s Tales Project is giving fresh life to the tales and the historic events and times, many based on and celebrating Berwick’s literary hero of the 19th century.

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